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Juvenal, Persius; Homer, Ovid, Boccacio, Chaucer
The Satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvenalis and of Aulus Persius Flaccus; Fables Ancient and Modern Translated into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, and Chaucer: With Original Poems; Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden and Several Other Eminent Hands;
Printed for J. Tonson in the Strand; Printed for J. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand, London, 1745. 2 vol. 12mo. [3], vi-cxi, [1], 296, [2] pp.; [59], 2-345, [5] pp. I9 of Volume One signed A. Set bound in 19th century full red, fine-grained morocco with gilt tooling and ruling to the boards. Spine has six gilt rules, with the title in gilt on each spine; the Fables has the year 1745 in gilt on its spine. All edges gilt, beautiful marble endpapers and pastedowns. Finely bound by Cecil and Larkins. Volume one is illustrated with a frontispiece and a copper-engraved portrait of Charles the Earl of Middlesex and portrait of the bust of Persius, illustrated with an additional 23 wood-engraved plates. Volume two illustrated with a frontispiece, title page printed in red and black. Packer 29. Text internally very clean, the boards are in exceptional condition. A beautiful set of two collections of stories from some of the greatest authors in the Western canon, with translations from one of the greatest translators of Classical literature. A Near Fine set with moderate age-darkening to the spines, else a lovely set of eighteenth century literature. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books, ABAA/ILAB [Madison, WI, U.S.A.]
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